05
Jul
10

Bp owns the police on the gulf

BP has killed the first amendment in the gulf fiefdoms it controls, according to salon and mother jones

The very idea that government officials are acting as agents of BP (of all companies) in what clearly seem to be unconstitutional acts to intimidate and impede the media is infuriating. Obviously, the U.S. Government and BP share the same interest — preventing the public from knowing the magnitude of the spill and the inadequacy of the clean-up efforts — but this creepy police state behavior is intolerable. In this latest case, the journalists were not even focused on the spill itself, but on BP’s other potentially reckless behavior with other refineries, and yet there are DHS agents and local police officials acting as BP’s personal muscle to detain, interrogate, and threaten a photographer. BP’s destructive conduct, and the government’s complicity, have slowly faded from public attention, and there clearly seem to be multiple levels of law enforcement devoted to keeping it that way, no matter how plainly illegal their tactics are.

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2 Responses to “Bp owns the police on the gulf”


  1. 1 Nancy
    July 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    It’s truly pathetic what is happening! And as I type this, oil is flowing freely into the Gulf…at a much faster rate than before. Don’t know how they can all sleep with themselves. I will boycott BP forever. Wish I could boycott Washington as well.


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